Maybe itâ€™s an indication of where I’m at in my relationship with Jesus (I’m coming out of my spiritual desert), but this year, I find myself listening to Christmas carols earlier than in any year previous.
Audio Adrenalineâ€™s version of â€œLittle Drummer Boyâ€ seems to be my favorite so far. Aside from the music itself (which I absolutely love), the lyrics are really speaking to me:
from “Little Drummer Boy”, as performed by Audio Adrenaline
Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum…
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum… Oh yeah!
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum …
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum.
Shall I play for you? Oh yeah… Shall I play for you? Oh Yeah! On my drum? On my drum?
Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum…
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum…
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum…
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum.
Then He smiled at meâ€¦ Oh yeah! Then Jesus smiled at me! Oh yeah! Me and my drum.
Maybe thatâ€™s not an exact transcript (Iâ€™m going from memory), but itâ€™s clear why these lyrics have been touching my heart so deeplyâ€¦ theyâ€™re right in line with a common theme Godâ€™s working on in my life nowâ€¦ offerings.
What do I have that I can offer that would be worthy of the King of Kings? Absolutely nothing. Yetâ€¦ it’s not what we give that matters, but the heart with which we give. When I give anything to Him wholeheartedly, even something so simple as a songâ€¦ He smiles upon it, and is pleased.
How awesome is that?
So… what have you offered Jesus today? Have you brought a smile to His face?
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